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us: Foster, Pops, 1892-1969

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    • us: Foster, George, 1892-1969
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    • us: Foster, George, 1892-1969
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1892-05-18
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1969-10-30
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Gingersnaps (Musical group)
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        (naf) Gingersnaps (Musical group)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Luis Russell Orchestra
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        Luis Russell Orchestra
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    • found: Bechet, S. Jazz classics [S] 195- : label (Pops Foster)
    • found: OCLC 27399138 (hdg.: Foster, Pops, 1892-1969)
    • found: Leadbelly. Vol. 5 [SR] 1994 : booklet (George "Pops" Foster; string bass player)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Foster, Pops; bassist, jazz musician; born 18 May 1892 near McCall, Louisiana, United States; began two residencies with the Charlie Creath Band in St. Louis (1921); traveled with Kid Ory to Los Angeles, where he may have taken part in the first instrumental recordings by a black jazz band, Ory's Creole Trumbone and Society Blues by Spike's Seven Pods of Pepper (1922); joined the Luis Russell Orchestra, which became Louis Armstrong's backup band in New York; made some of the first interracial jazz recordings, the Mound City Blue Blowers (1929); known as the most rhythmically spirited double bassist responsible for the double bass's supplanting the tuba as the jazz band's harmonic foundation (1930's); recorded with Luis Russell Orchestra and Sidney Bechet (1929-1934); played with Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton (1930's); died 30 October 1969 in San Francisco, California, United States)
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